Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

Author: Walter G. Moss

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857287632

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 5033


'Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky' is both history and story, incorporating in its analysis of Alexander II's turbulent reign the lives and ideas of the period's great writers, thinkers and revolutionaries who made this the Golden Age of Russian literature and thought. In his combination of considerable biographical material with the presentation of the main ideas of the era's chief writers and thinkers, Walter G. Moss has written a history that is of interest not only to scholars and students of the period, but also to more general readers.

The Age of Alexander

Author: Plutarch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141970383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 9443


Plutarch's parallel biographies of the great men in Greek and Roman history are cornerstones of European literature, drawn on by writers and statesmen since the Renaissance, most notably by Shakespeare. This selection provides intimate glimpses into the lives of these men, depicting, as he put it, 'those actions which illuminate the workings of the soul'. We learn why the mild Artaxerxes forced the killer of his usurping brother to undergo the horrific 'death of two boats'; why the noble Dion repeatedly risked his life for the ungrateful mobs of Syracuse; why Demosthenes delivered a funeral oration for the soldiers he had deserted in battle; and why Alexander, the most enigmatic of tyrants, self-destructed after conquering half the world.

Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great

Author: Waldemar Heckel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405154691

Category: History

Page: 389

View: 2362


This book contains concise biographies of over 800 individuals known from the literary and epigraphic sources for the age of Alexander. Covers significant figures, ranging from leading commanders in Alexander's army to the nobles and regional leaders of the Persian empire whom he encountered on his epic campaign The only complete collection of its kind in English Gives complete and balanced biographies, extending beyond the death of Alexander in 323 BC where relevant Contains a full index and a concordance giving the variant names found in the ancient sources

Who's Who in the Age of Alexander and his Successors

Author: Waldemar Heckel,Peter G Tsouras

Publisher: Greenhill Books

ISBN: 1784386510

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 9028


A unique compilation of more than one thousand concise biographies of those involved in the campaigns of Alexander the Great, and the struggle for power after his death. From leading commanders in Alexander’s army to the nobles of the Persian Empire, and the many other individuals he encountered throughout his life and reign, these complete and balanced biographies are drawn from the literary and epigraphic sources of the age. First published in 2006, this version has been expanded and substantially revised to widen the human and political landscape in which Alexander moved. The only work of its kind, this is an essential guide to a fascinating and pivotal historical era, and to one of history’s most successful military commanders.

The Russian Nobility in the Age of Alexander I

Author: Patrick O’Meara

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1788315669

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5491


The reign of Alexander I was a pivotal moment in the construction of Russia's national mythology. This work examines this crucial period focusing on the place of the Russian nobility in relation to their ruler, and the accompanying debate between reform and the status quo, between a Russia old and new, and between different visions of what Russia could become. Drawing on extensive archival research and placing a long-neglected emphasis on this aspect of Alexander I's reign, this book is an important work for students and scholars of imperial Russia, as well as the wider Napoleonic and post-Napoleonic period in Europe.

Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

Author: Walter Moss

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1898855595

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 6161


'Russia in the Age of Alexander II, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky' is both history and story, incorporating in its analysis of Alexander II's turbulent reign the lives and ideas of the period's great writers, thinkers and revolutionaries who made this the Golden Age of Russian literature and thought. In his combination of considerable biographical material with the presentation of the main ideas of the era's chief writers and thinkers, Walter G. Moss has written a history that is of interest not only to scholars and students of the period, but also to more general readers.

Who's Who in the Age of Alexander and his Successors

Author: Waldemar Heckel,Peter G Tsouras

Publisher: Greenhill Books

ISBN: 1784386499

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 7187


A unique compilation of more than one thousand concise biographies of those involved in the campaigns of Alexander the Great, and the struggle for power after his death. From leading commanders in Alexander’s army to the nobles of the Persian Empire, and the many other individuals he encountered throughout his life and reign, these complete and balanced biographies are drawn from the literary and epigraphic sources of the age. First published in 2006, this version has been expanded and substantially revised to widen the human and political landscape in which Alexander moved. The only work of its kind, this is an essential guide to a fascinating and pivotal historical era, and to one of history’s most successful military commanders.